So, you’ve realized the calendar is moving quickly this year. With COVID restrictions being lifted and autumn fast approaching what would any Londoner worth their salt do about it? That’s right, nothing. Summer ending isn’t really a big deal. The weather isn’t anything to write home about and given the number of tourists in the city there is less British spirit than usual on those sunny days.
No, summer really isn’t the glorious season the way it is in other countries. It’s more like a filler song between the hits found in spring and autumn.
Well, the good news is there’s just a couple of months left before autumn rolls around again. The warm cocoa, thick sweaters, and reading curled up on the couch are just around the corner.
So, what’s the big deal about autumn in London?
It’s the spirit. They are committed to it.
While London remains vibrant and colorful in every season, most the color is manmade in the form of the neon of Soho, and the lights of Trafalgar Square. Autumn infuses the beautiful red and yellows with the browns to make a truly beautiful collage of color.
With the weather changes, all of London can finally get out the oversized scarves and other cold weather clothing.
So, truly what are the real benefits of autumn in London?
Might sound simple but it’s true. You could be a social media darling in the making with the right photo. It would definitely garner more interest from the total strangers trolling your social media accounts. So, how do you get the right photo? The answer is simpler than you might think. It’s photos of yellow leaves. A complete set with yellow leaves has been found to be the ultimate source of engagement on the web.
All joking aside, selfie fans will find more than enough opportunity to take pictures all over London. Something about the autumn season brings out London’s best.
So, how is autumn the most incredible season for Londoners? Well, for starters it’s the season for entertainment. Three straight months of some of the best entertainment events London has to offer. It’s hard to not have fun with all of the concerts that happen in the fall. There are dozens of festivals, concerts, and shows. You’ll hear a great array of live music from every corner from Ronnie Scott’s to Juno to St. Martin-in-the-fields with everything from cutting edge music to classical performances.
You’ll also come across one of the wonderful sub-cultures of London. So, what am I talking about? Well, street food of course. With the Great Big BBQ Fest and the London Brunch Fest beginning in September, watch out because you’ll likely be afflicted with gluttony. All I can say is enjoy it while it lasts.
Another thing even more significant than street food is brunch. There is a Hip Hop Brunch celebration as well as Retro Bowling Brunch celebrations too.
There are a lot of other food celebrations in London too. All of them are worth checking out. Just might have to loosen your belt by one or two notches if you hit them.
Here are some that are worth mentioning.
As you can see, it isn’t just the leaves turning color that brings this city alive. It’s the people and the events. Reach out to the resources listed and sign up for reminders and notifications so you don’t miss out on a single event. Enjoy the chaos and this great city.